As the Nexus 5 release date draws near the rumors about the next-gen Nexus smartphone are starting too flood the interwebs. After we’ve seen a couple of leaked photos now we get to confirm most of its technical specifications after the Nexus 5 manual leaked online.
A 281 pages-long document which is the service manual for LG-D821 smartphone has been posted anonymously on Scribd. If you aren’t aware of previous leaks were indicating that LG-D821 will be the model number of the Nexus 5.
There are a lot of technical details inside the document, but we went through it and managed to extract the specifications you might be interested in.
According to the aforementioned service manual the Nexus 5 will come with a 4.95-inch full HD IPS TFT display (it will most likely be marketed as 5-inch) and, just like the rumor mill speculated, a Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU.
There’s also proof that the handset will pack 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage, a 2,300 mAh battery, 1.3 MP front-facing camera, and 8 MP primary camera with OIS (optical image stabilization). In terms of size, the Nexus 5 will be identical with its predecessor, being 133.9 mm tall, 68.7 mm wide, and 9.1 mm thin, while weighing 139 grams.
Besides being NFC and Slimport compatible, the smartphone has support for UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE networks, while the sensors list includes Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, and Pressure.
Because the document is still a draft you will find a lot of mistakes. While the first part of the service manual says the device is compatible with Bluetooth 3.0 and not Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy. Still on page 10 and almost every other page you will find that the handset is Bluetooth 4.0-enabled, so there must be a mistake.
We’ve also been able to extract a few Nexus 5 photos from the aforementioned document which confirm that the leaked smartphone we’ve seen all over the web in the past couple of weeks was indeed the Nexus 5. The Nexus 7 2013-inspired design is also confirmed, with the Nexus logo going across the device horizontally. There’s also an LG logo on the back, confirming that the Korean company will build this year’s Nexus, too.
Sources close to the Mountain View-based search engine giant say that the Nexus 5 will be officially announced later this month, on October 14, being the first smartphone in the world to come pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.